WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Libraries = Success program is going well at Memorial Middle School. Currently, 6th grade has about 65 percent participation, fifth is at 35 percent and 7th and 8th grade are starting to bring more and more cards in, according to media specialist Miss Moore.

The “Libraries = Success” program, sponsored by the NJ State Library, is being run in Memorial School in a joint collaboration with the Alfred Baumann Public Library. The initiative is geared toward encouraging middle school students to sign up for a library card. The goal at Memorial is to have every student signed up for a card. It specifically targets 6th to 8th graders as they embark on the milestone of officially becoming independent learners, and also when student leisure reading starts to drop off.

A library card provides endless opportunities for students and will save them money while reaping rewards in academic achievement and lifelong learning. Whether it’s providing free access to programs, in-person and virtual homework help or technology workshops, a library card is one of the most cost effective back-to-school supplies. Resources at the Library are available to anyone with a library card.

For more information about how to sign up for a library card, visit the Library in person at 7 Brophy Lane, or visit www.abwplibrary.org.